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fotis
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xConfigurator - how is launched?

Postby fotis » Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:26 pm

Hi

I try to launch the xConfigurator utility just for testing. My PC OS is Windows 7 pro 64 bit. When the xConfigurator is launched, it instantly opens and close a MSDOS window. I can't see anything else.
Is that normal? How does xConfigurator produces the binary file for the flash memory?
Attached is a picture of the "default.cfg" file opened from my programming device. Is this hex file ready to flash the QSPI memory?


Thanks

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Postby henk » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:30 am

Hi Fotis,

You probably have to run xconfigurator from the command line.

Cheers,
Henk
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Postby fotis » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:30 am

henk wrote:Hi Fotis,

You probably have to run xconfigurator from the command line.

Cheers,
Henk
Hi Henk

Thank you so much for the reply.
I tried it but... see in the attached picture what shows the msdos command line.
What is going wrong?
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Postby henk » Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:58 am

Hi,

Yes, you need to create a configuration file, for example the one that came in the ZIP file (default.cfg for example). In the ZIP file you will also find a PDF directory with an "xCORE-AUDIO configuration guide" that will be helpful; it explains the syntax of the configuration file.

Note that this will help you to build a flash image that will make the device configure itself on boot-up. If you want to configure the device whilst it is running (for example, you want to set the volume, sample rate, etc) you will have to use the tools that your O/S offers.

Cheers,
Henk
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Postby fotis » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:00 am

Thanks Henk for the advice

Job done!

However a more precise guidance is as follows:

1) After unpacking the downloaded ZIP file a new directory xCORE-AUDIO-configuration-utility_1.0.0 is created in Downloads

2) Locate the xConfigurator.exe file found in subfolder. Cut and paste the file in Downloads.

3) The two configuration files hi_res_2_dac__hpa.cfg and default.cfg also are into xCORE-AUDIO-configuration-utility_1.0.0 directory. Cut and paste both files in Downloads

4) From the Windows start menu select Accessories and then click on Command Prompt C:\ . A MSDOS window opens and the command line usualy is C:\users\your pc name\Downloads>.

5) To open the hi_res_2_dac__hpa.cfg type exactly the following in the command line:

xConfigurator -c hi_res_2_dac_hpa.cfg -o custom_xhra_firmware.bin

Press ENTER and the binary file will be created again under the Downloads directory.
You can locate the binary file under the group file BIN

Thank you

Fotis
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Postby dutcher » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:27 am

I don't understand the last part
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Postby dutcher » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:27 am

I have the same problem but don't know how to fix it

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